Dear Gregory School Families,
Happy 2017! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of our students return on Wednesday morning. During the all school meeting, we celebrated the beginning of Poetry Out Loud month, one of the many wonderful traditions at The Gregory School. Your child will be learning, reciting, and listening to poetry throughout the month of January. In the upper school, English classes participate in preliminary Poetry Out Loud competitions. We’ll be sure to let you know when the upper school finalists deliver their poetry recitation to the entire school as the event is open to all.
Thank you for the contributions that were made to the individual tax credit program prior to December 31. We are grateful for your support of TGS scholarships with the tax credits you directed to AISSF.
Thank you, too, for the donations made to our own Annual Fund. Whether it’s keeping a monitor at the security gate, maintaining the beautiful 35-acre campus, or providing classroom materials for exploration courses, this fund enhances our annual operating budget in critical ways. The simple fact that 100% of our faculty, staff and trustees have contributed to the Annual Fund demonstrates its importance and their commitment to our shared vision. Gifts can be directed to the school throughout this semester and until June 30th. Every donation makes a difference! Please show your commitment to continued excellence at TGS by giving what you can.
Finally, in the spirit of improving your TGS experience, we will unveil a new online contract enrollment system next week. The process will begin during the day on January 12th when you receive an email titled “Save My Seat!” Instructions for completing the process will be clearly defined in the message; however we encourage you to attend next week’s Family Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12th. The meeting is being held in the evening to accommodate working parents.
At this meeting we will roll out a demonstration of how to:
- create your individual account
- make your student’s reservation for the 2017-18 school year
- receive and submit the enrollment contract
- manage tuition payments
*Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to complete the system registration and reservation process during the demonstration. Wi-fi will be available.
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.Dr. Julie Sherrill